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Budget session of Par to be disrupted if no JPC on 2G: BJP

BJP on Saturday said there would be no let-up in its stand on a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam and threatened to disrupt the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament if the government did not accept the demand.



Kanpur: BJP on Saturday said there would be no let-up in its stand on a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam and threatened to disrupt the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament if the government did not accept the demand.

"We stick to our demand for a Joint Parliamentary
Committee probe into 2G spectrum allocation and other scams
and will not allow Parliament to function during the Budget
session," senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said.

He was addressing a rally where other NDA leaders,
including BJP veteran L K Advani, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and
those from Shiv Sena and Akali Dal could not reach as their
aircraft did not land here due to bad weather and returned to
Lucknow.

The Winter session of Parliament was washed out as the
opposition kept pressing the government for a JPC probe and
did not allow both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to function,
insisting on its demand.

Besides corruption, the BJP leader said, the issue of
price rise would be vociferously raised by tyhe opposition
during the Budget session starting on February 21.

"No matter how much the Congress blames us for
disrupting Parliament proceedings and accuses us of harming
the interest of the people, we want to tell the nation that by
demanding JPC we intend to retrieve the Rs 1.76 lakh crore
presumptive loss to the exchequer because of 2G scam," he
said.

The BJP leader attacked both BSP and SP on the 2G issue
saying both the parties opposed Congress in Uttar Pradesh but
behaves as a UPA supporter at the Centre.

Singh said both these parties initially demanded a JPC
probe in the 2G scam but when the Centre expedited the probe
into disproportionate assets of their leaders, they started
singing a different tune by demanding a debate instead of JPC.

On the issue of price rise, the former BJP president
said that so long as the NDA was in power inflation was under
control, but the moment the Congress came to power, prices
skyrocketed.

He said inflation in neighbouring countries like
Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was not growing at the pace
at which it was rising in India.

He said people were fed up with the policies of UPA
government and added that they would give a befitting reply to
Congress in the next Lok Sabha elections.

PTI

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